achromatophil

[ ey-kruh-mat-uh-fil, ak-ruh-, ey-kroh-muh-tuh- ]
/ ˌeɪ krəˈmæt ə fɪl, ˌæk rə-, eɪˈkroʊ mə tə- /
Biology

adjective

Also a·chro·mat·o·phil·ic [ey-kruh-mat-uh-fil-ik, ak-ruh-, ey-kroh-muh-tuh-] /ˌeɪ krəˌmæt əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌæk rə-, eɪˌkroʊ mə tə-/. having little or no affinity for stains.

noun

an achromatophil cell or tissue.

Origin of achromatophil

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Medicine definitions for achromatophil

achromatophil

[ ā′krō-mătə-fĭl, ăk′rō-, ā-krōmə-tə-, ə-krō- ]

adj.

Not able to be colored by histological or bacteriological stains.

n.

A cell or tissue that cannot be stained in the usual way.

Related forms

a′chro•mo•philic (-fĭlĭk) null adj.
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